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A view of the lake at Lake Waccamaw State Park
All Our Trails are Officially Open   

Now all of our trails are open! Lake Shore Trail is finally open from the Visitors Center to the Dam where our new pedestrian walkway is located. 

 Last updated on: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Each of North Carolina’s state parks has special events during the year and news about facilities, trails, staff and park supporters. And, visitors are frequently finding new ways to explore a park’s unique cultural and natural resources. Check these pages to keep abreast of the news at your favorite parks.

New pedestrian bridge over Waccamaw Dam now open

 A pedestrian bridge over 300 feet long that crosses the dam at Lake Waccamaw is now complete. An accessible fishing platform is part of the new bridge.

The bridge will enable hikers and cyclists to access the Lake Shore Trail from the southwest end of the park and allow visitors to travel around the whole lake for a 14-mile trip. Currently, there is a 1.8-mile section where bicyclists must walk their bikes.

We hope to provide a path that will allow bicycles traverse the entire trail in the future.

 

Newest Campsite at Lake Waccamaw State Park

We have finally finished our newest campsite! Campsite 5 is the only one of it's kind at NC State Parks. The campsite is still relatively primitive, but it offers a permanent yurt-style tent on a 16' wide X 32' long platform. It has the same amenities as the other four campsites including a charcoal grill, fire ring, pit toilet nearby, and picnic table. There are two bed platforms inside the yurt-style tent.  Campers will need to supply their own mattresses or sleeping bags for the beds. The maximum capacity is six people.

Contact:

Lake Waccamaw State Park

1866 State Park Drive
Lake WaccamawNC 28450
Phone910-646-4748
After hours 910-640-0140
lake.waccamaw@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.278985
Longitude: -78.465480

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